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PGA Championship Odds 2012: Tiger Woods Once Again Installed As The Favorite

The season's final major gets underway in two days from scenic Kiawah Island, and the world's No. 2 ranked player will look to end his majors drought at "glory's last shot." Tiger Woods enters the week at The Ocean Course after a pedestrian showing at Firestone last week, but he caught fire on Sunday by throwing darts at a soft course. His shot-shaping ability will truly be tested on this Pete Dye classic, with the wind constantly changing and impacting shots on nine holes that go eastward and nine holes that run westward.

Tiger has settled into hitting a cut shot, something that could get dicey when the wind blows left to right. But Woods is in much better form entering the PGA Championship than he has been the previous two years. He had just started working with Sean Foley at Whistling Straits in 2010 and last year he was coming off an injury that kept him out most of the summer. This year he enters atop the FedEx Cup Standings and the money list with three wins under his belt. That form makes him the clear favorite entering the week:

Tiger Woods 8/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Luke Donald 18/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Jason Dufner 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen 33/1
Steve Stricker 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Padraig Harrington 40/1

For more on the 2012 PGA Championship, check out SB Nation's golf page and this StoryStream.